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Crocker Mountain at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort
Crocker Mountain Details
Crocker Mountain
Status:Cancelled
First Season of Operation:1970s
Lifts:
Terrain:5,000 acres
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Located west of Sugarloaf, Crocker Mountain features two peaks over 4,000 feet in elevation that are now traversed by the Appalachian Trail.

In 1972 Sugarloaf acquired an option to purchase over 5,000 acres of land on the east side of 4,228 foot Crocker Mountain. Had the option been exercised and trails developed in the bowl, Sugarloaf would have become the largest ski area in the northeast, as well as the only one built on multiple four-thousand-foot-mountains.

According to former General Manager John Christie in The Story of Sugarloaf, "[a]lthough the development plans for this project were intriguing, it never came to pass."


The USGS topographic map of Crocker Mountain
The USGS topographic map of Crocker Mountain

Crocker Mountain as seen from Sugarloaf (2011)
Crocker Mountain as seen from Sugarloaf (2011)

Crocker Mountain as seen from the bottom of the Timberline Quad (2011)
Crocker Mountain as seen from the bottom of the Timberline Quad (2011)

The Crocker Cirque in 2011
The Crocker Cirque in 2011

Sugarloaf Mountain Resort Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Birches1970-71Open
Brackett Basin2010-11Open
Bucksaw1969-70Open
Burnt Mountain2013-14Open
Crocker Basin1980sCancelled
Crocker Mountain1970sCancelled
Snowbrook1985-86Open
Upper Mountain1956-57Open
West Mountain1984-85Open
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Last updated: April 5, 2014

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